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I reload for my 30-06 and use IMR 4350 which I have no issue with. I am starting to load for a 270 and plan to use the same powder. Which unless the gun shoots absoulutly terrible should be ok. Unless someone can really steer me in another direction with some good info this is my plan. Now as far as primers go. There seem to be quite a few types. Is there something I should look for or lookout for when trying primers. What effect do they have? Without makeing this to long any info will be appreciated. I will also do a search to see if this has been hashed out for hrs already. Thankyou

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I use H4831 powder for my 270 reloads, which has two advantage over the IMR 4350, about 200 fps faster and about 200 ft/pound energy increase.
My reloads are :
Federal large rifle primers
Federal cases
57.8 gr of H4831
Nosler 150 gr Ballistic Tip
Seated .062(62 thousanths)from lands

CCL primers give me same results as well as did Winchester cases and Speer 150 gr botatails
Firearm :Rem 700 BDL

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Any primer that works for your 30-06 load will also work for the 270. I like "Varget" powder for my non-magnum calibers.

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The reloading manual will specify what primer to use with other components. Just load according to the manual you choose to use. Generally use magnum primers with very slow burning powders, especialy in colder climates.

I like Speer for my .270 reloading.

Perhaps this should be moved to the Reloading thread on this forum?

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thanks for that info. just going through my stuff found I still have a whole case of primers, so will certainly use them up which should take alot of loading and shooting. After getting this 270 which I thought was pretty cool at the time, is going to require some good organization as the shell casing are so much the same. Also when my son and I went out shooting the other day I realized I could probably mistakenly put a 270 in my 30-06. May not be a fatal thing to do but certainly not something i am interested in testing.

Also sorry about putting it in the wrong forum, not sure why I didn't notice this one.

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You won't get a 270 chambered in a 30.06 or vice versa. 270 is too long. 30.06 is too thick However you could get either "jammed" but not chambered.
Know where you are comming from though, son has a 30.06 and I a 270.
You can resize 30.06 cases for 270 reloads(no trimming required) but not the other way around.

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Hammer1 wrote:
You won't get a 270 chambered in a 30.06 or vice versa. 270 is too long. 30.06 is too thick However you could get either "jammed" but not chambered.
Know where you are comming from though, son has a 30.06 and I a 270.
You can resize 30.06 cases for 270 reloads(no trimming required) but not the other way around.

Well I can easily chamber a 270 round in my 30-06 with out any jamming or stiffness at all. Just happy that nossler make the 270 tips yellow and the 30 cal tips green. I'm not posting this for the sake of arguing just posting for the sake of posting lol

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A 270 will chamber because the shoulder is at the same place but since the neck and bullet are smaller, they slide up in the barrel by the rifling. A dangerous situation indeed.

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I guess I'll end up trying it myself, but why I say that the 270 doesn't fit easily into the 06 are the Base to Neck Demensions
30.06 base to neck is 2.111 inch
270 base to neck is 2.157 inch

Or am I'm off the page all together. There is no doubt that a 30.06 case,resized and loaded with a 270 round will fit in both without difficulty.
I called my son and told him to bring up his 30.06 today, I wanted to see it, I just forgot to tell him why. I may get a Shame on You! Shame on You! Shame on You! in my face.

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Hammer is right, there is a difference but it appears to be because of the difference in the dia of the necks. If you chamber the 270win in a 30-06 and fire it, gass will escape all around the bullet and the bullet might fall out on the ground. My son did this with my 308. I had some 243 stuff loaded up in some 308 cases (don't do that). Well he came home and wanted to show a friend how well that 308 shot. He looked at the head stamp and saw 308 so he took them. Really embarassed him! He said the bullets were hitting the ground about 30" in front of the barrel. He can tell the difference between a 243 and a 308 now, he has both.

I use lots of different cases for my 6.5-06 but mostly 270 and 280 cases. I no longer have either but am feeling an urge for another 280. I also make them out of military 30-06 cases because I have a lot!

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Get the new rifle Don, You know you won't be in total peace with youself until you flutter a few rounds out of your new 280 Yes Yes Yes

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